Surgery for paralyzed Benilde hockey player

  • Updated: January 2, 2012 - 4:44 PM

The doctor caring for a 16-year-old athlete paralyzed in a hockey check said Monday that it is still too soon to know whether the Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore will regain full control of his arms and legs. Dr. Tina Slusher said Jack Jablonski gained a bit more movement following his injury at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center on Friday, when he was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center and placed in traction. He has shown no further progress since that time; he can't move his legs and only has partial motion in his shoulders and right arm.

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